Reviving the old heritage building in town is Ipoh’s newest attraction called FUNTASY HOUSE TRICK ART.
At only 3 months old, since it’s opening back in November 2015, Funtasy House Trick Art is ranked No. 2 on Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Things to Do In Ipoh! even though operations only began in November 2015.
We were given the opportunity to visit Funtasy House Trick Art and just like its name suggests, the place was loads of fun.
The old heritage building was brought back to life and it took almost 6 months to be completed – with its “kampung style entrance” and ever smiling staff, you will feel right at home and never out of place. However you are required to take off your shoes before entering and the ever helpful staff will make sure that your beloved footwear is safe and sound.
We managed to speak to Mr. Andrew Chew, the Manager of Funtasy House Trick Art and got him to reveal the secret behind the success of Funtasy House Trick Art and how Funtasy House Trick Art was rated as No.2 on Trip Advisor to which he said :
‘Actually this is our concept. We named our trick art gallery as Funtasy “House” and not gallery or museum. Because I want every guest that visit here, feel comfort like they are in their own home.
And same goes to our working spirit, we treat every visitors like our guest that visit our home. We will try to serve them and make them comfortable and feel like home. And I believe with this concept and spirit. We can still maintain our quality and good feedback from customer.” he said.
Alison one of their friendly staff took us on a tour around the place, showing and explaining to us each and every painting and the idea behind it.
Painted by 8 local artist’s – Funtasy House Trick Art consists of 26 Murals and 2 upside down rooms, each painting having a specific way of standing and angle to shoot. But don’t worry if you lack a pair of hands, the staff will be more than willing to assist to capture your on-screen moment!
When asked what is the most frequently asked question? Andrew says that most of his customers are more keen on new paintings or one with a seasonal touch.
In terms of how the allocation of staff is arranged to assist guest, Andrew says ;
“Around 10 of them are in rotating shift, and when it’s a crowded period, we allocate station to assists them by zoning. But for normal days when it is not so crowded, staff will handle group by group.”
So for all those Ipoh folks who are coming back to motherland this Chinese New Year holidays be sure to take note that FUNTASY HOUSE TRICK ART will be closed on the 1st and 2nd CNY holidays!
For more information :
Visit Funtasy House Trick Art
Address: No. 16, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Weekdays : 9.00am – 6.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays : 9.00am – 8.00pm
• Adults without MyCard – MYR19.00
• Adults with MyCard – MYR15.00
• Kids (4 years old & above) – MYR10.00
• Students (with Student ID) – MYR10.00
• Senior Citizens (above 60 years old) – MYR10.00
• Disabled (with OKU Card)
• Infants (below 4 years old)